There are 3 ways to get from Nara to Okayama by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Shinomiya(Nara) to Osaka-Namba Kintetsu Nara Rapid Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Shin-Osaka to Okayama Shinkansen Nozomi / ...

$47 - $73

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Bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Nara City Hall to Osaka Itami Airport
  2. Take the bus from Osaka Airport to Okayama

$39 - $60

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Nara to Okayama 126.6 miles

$21 - $35

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No, there is no direct bus from Nara to Okayama. However, there are services departing from Nara City Hall and arriving at Okayama via Osaka Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Nara and Okayama is 171 km. The road distance is 202.5 km.

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The best way to get from Nara to Okayama without a car is to train which takes 1 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from Nara to Okayama, including transfers.

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Nara to Okayama bus services, operated by OKK Airport Bus, depart from Nara City Hall station.

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The best way to get from Nara to Okayama is to train which takes 1 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 34 min.

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Nara to Okayama bus services, operated by Ryobi Express, arrive at Okayama station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nara to Okayama is 203 km. It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to drive from Nara to Okayama.

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There are 90+ hotels available in Okayama. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 107 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 49 min

What companies run services between Nara, Japan and Okayama, Japan?

You can take a train from Nara to Okayama via Osaka-Namba, Namba(Subway), and Shin-Osaka in around 1 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nara to Okayama via Osaka Itami Airport and Osaka Airport in around 4 h 34 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
OKK Airport Bus
Website
okkbus.co.jp
Bus from Nara City Hall to Osaka Itami Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
okkbus.co.jp
Ryobi Express
Website
ryobi-holdings.jp
Bus from Osaka Airport to Okayama
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
ryobi-holdings.jp

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